The "WE CAN" project, a collaborative endeavor spearheaded by the Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) alongside Able Child Africa and generously funded by the British & Foreign School Societies (BFSS) over a span of two years, endeavors to significantly enhance the integration and participation of youths with disabilities within the realm of vocational training and subsequent employment opportunities. 

An ongoing training for the We Can Project

With a keen focus on specific vocational training centers situated within Nairobi county - Mathare Special Training Center, Bahati Vocational Training Centre, and Waithaka Vocational Training Centre, the project unfolds as a beacon of hope and empowerment for a demographic often marginalized and overlooked. Primarily targeting youths aged 18 to 30 grappling with disabilities, the project sets out to directly impact the lives of 200 individuals, offering them a pathway towards self-sufficiency and meaningful engagement in the workforce. 

Through a multifaceted approach, the project initiates activities encompassing the comprehensive training of 20 youths with disabilities in pivotal areas such as leadership, mentorship, and entrepreneurship skills, thereby equipping them with the requisite tools for success. Furthermore, vocational and employability training facilitated by seasoned mentors will equip participants with the practical skills needed to navigate the professional landscape. In addition, workshops led by esteemed figures within the realms of business development and pertinent government officials will serve as platforms for knowledge exchange and skill enhancement. 

A picture of the participants of the We Can Project

Complementing these efforts are capacity-building initiatives meticulously tailored to enhance the socio-economic prospects of youths with disabilities, ultimately aiming to cultivate an environment conducive to their holistic development and societal integration. By championing inclusivity and fostering an environment of equal opportunity, the "WE CAN" project aspires to create lasting change, empowering individuals with disabilities to realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to the fabric of their communities.